Two crashes create traffic mess on Pali Hwy.

Drivers encountered major traffic on Pali Highway Tuesday after two separate crashes shut down portions of the road.

The first occurred at around 9:25 a.m. on the Kalihi side of the tunnels when one vehicle reportedly rear-ended another.

Accordinig to Emergency Medical Services, the occupants of the vehicle that was rear-ended were treated and transported to the hospital.

The 67-year-old male driver and 53-year-old female passenger were hospitalized in serious condition, while a 35-year-old woman and 11-month-old girl were listed in stable condition. The driver of the other vehicle was not treated by EMS.

Police shut down all Honolulu-bound lanes between Kamehameha Highway in Windward Oahu and Nuuanu Pali Drive until just after 11 a.m.

A second crash was reported at around 10:35 a.m. in the Kailua-bound lanes near the hairpin turn, which also prompted police to shut down lanes.

A 54-year-old woman complained of chest injuries and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

A 51-year-old man and two women, ages 45 and 53, were treated for minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital.


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